Real Madrid vs Eibar: Karim Benzema’s brace hands Los Blancos all match points

Real Madrid vs Eibar: Karim Benzema’s brace hands Los Blancos all match points

- Real Madrid vs Eibar saw the home side claim all three points at the Santiago Bernabeu

- Marc Cardona lobbed the ball over advancing Keylor Navas as Eibar scored the game's opener in the first half

- Karim Benzema netted two headed goals in the second stanza after his early goal was disallowed to seal the win

Karim Benzema’s two headed goals helped Real Madrid beat Eibar 2-1 in a tough La Liga on Saturday, April 6, at the Santiago Bernabeu.

A brace from Karim Benzema inspired Real Madrid to come from behind to defeat Eibar in a La Liga encounter at the Santiago Bernabeu.

The encounter saw Gareth Bale and Isco return to Real Madrid starting XI after midweek defeat at Valencia.

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In the 11th minute, Los Blancos had the ball in the back of the net from Benzema, but the goal was ruled out for offside.due to Bale's position.

The Welshman also missed a sitter after 29 minutes to break the deadlock after his effort went wide of the upright.

And in the 39th minute the away side silenced six the vociferous crowd at the Santiago Bernabeu after Marc Cardona lob the ball beyond the reach of advancing Keylor Navas in goal for Real Madrid.

In the second stanza, Los Blancos leveled scores after 59th minute of football, with Marco Asensio providing Benzema a decent cross to nod home from close-range.

The Frenchman was in hand to complete the comeback in the 81st heading home another header from a Toni Kroos cross to see Real Madrid go into the lead.

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Interestingly, Benzema had two other chances to complete his hat-trick in the closing moments of the game, but he missed target narrowly.

After 90 minutes of football and additional five no further goals were scored as the scoreboard read Real Madrid 2-1 Eibar at the blast of the final whistle.

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Valencia defeated Real Madrid 2-1 in a tough La Liga clash on Wednesday, April 3, at Mestalla Stadium as Zinedine Zidane suffered his first defeat since returning as manager.

The encounter saw both sides ready to claim the three maximum points from the commencement of hostilities.

But after 35 minutes of action Goncalo Guedes netted the opener for the home side with a powerful strike which Real Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas could not stop.

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